Findspot - Palaeolithic handaxe

Description of this historic site

Findspot - a Palaeolithic handaxe was found on the bed of the River Sowe, 1km west of Baginton.

Notes about this historic site

1 One Palaeolithic hand-axe from bed of River Sowe at around this grid reference.
2 Exceptionally small cordate hand-axe from the bed of River Sowe adjoining Coventry golf course. Found in June 1946. Such a small hand axe must be dated no earlier than late Acheulian or Levalloisian. The tool probably came from river bed deposits which are in the No 4 terrace.
3 Dating given as Lower-Mid Palaeolithic.

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